The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) has issued a new Suffrage Passport Stamp Card to mark the 101st anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, with which women finally received the right to vote.
The stamp card includes sites that represent the diverse natural and cultural heritage of the CVNHP. Collectors that get stamps from seven of the eleven participating sites will get a limited-edition “Forward into Light” challenge coin that features Suffragist Inez Milholland on a white charger.
As part of the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) system, the CVNHP participates in the NPS Passport Stamp Program, in which visitors log their experiences at parks, landmarks and national heritage areas across the country.
The challenge coins are distributed at the CVNHP offices in the Gordon-Center House — a passport stamp location — at 54 West Shore Road in Grand Isle, VT. The other stamp locations are the American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester Center, VT; ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT; Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests Supervisor’s Office, Rutland, VT; Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT; Lake Champlain Visitor’s Center, Crown Point, NY; Lake George Historical Association and Museum, Lake George, NY; Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Swanton, VT; Pember Museum of Natural History, Granville, NY; Rockwell Kent Gallery of Plattsburgh State Art Museum, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY; and Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater, NY.
Many sites are operating on limited hours this summer; check individual locations for hours of operation.
Visit the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership website to download the passport stamp card and map, find links to participating sites, and learn more about the passport stamp program. For more information about the CVNHP, contact CVNHP Coordinator Jim Brangan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about the Suffrage Movement in New York State.
Photo of limited-edition “Forward into Light” challenge coins provided.